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Photography By Mauricio A. Ureña G. is a boutique fine-art Wedding & Portrait Photography service based in Costa Rica but available to do destination projects worldwide. Our style is develop on deep knowledge in lightning techniques, combining both natural and artificial light, to create meaningful, timeless, and stylish memories. We love to have fun, capture all the romance and emotions surrounding our couples and tell their story in the most creative way. We give our heart in any single project because what we do, we do it with passion. Serving you, earning your trust and knowing that our work will be special for you and your family until eternity is our best reward!

Services Offered
Despite being based in Costa Rica, Mauricio is willing to travel wherever your wedding is located so he can beautifully capture every moment. This photographer offers packages custom made according to your needs. Each package comes with total coverage of your special day, an engagement session, photo retouching, and a digital Gallery of your wedding. Packages vary by the number of service hours. Mauricio also offers a variety of à la carte options, including a photo booth, trash-the-dress shoot, a fashion bride shoot, a photo portrait for guest signatures, and a totally personalized photo album. You may also enjoy your photos as digital files and prints. Other more general services include:

  • Additional hours
  • Multiple locations
  • Second shooter
  • Slideshow

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?


Which of the following are included in the starting price?

2nd Shooter
High-Res Images
Digital Files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What primary photographic style do you identify with?


What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Digital Files
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Reviews of Photography By Mauricio A. Ureña G.

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Carla C. Sent on 05/26/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most AMAZING photographer you could ever ask for!!!!!

Mauricio was our photographer for our “wedding pictures” after we eloped. His work speaks for itself, but I can promise you that if you chose him you will not regret it! If you don't believe me, just skip right to pictures and know we only told him we wanted to be in the forest.

Now for the details: Words cannot describe the incredible experience we had with Mauricio and his team. Lets start with the fact that we weren’t even in the country (Costa Rica) through ALL of the planning process; which makes things infinitely harder. Mauricio kept in constant communication with us and was very timely in his responses. He was professional from the moment we found his website and he was willing to work with whatever we were throwing at him: we wanted a wedding photoshoot in a literal forest and that is what he delivered and more! He had the foresight to to look into to look into the conditions of where we wanted to take the pictures and offered suggestions which proved invaluable (we would’ve gotten soaked if we didn’t take his advice!).

Mauricio is also willing to go the extra mile in ever aspect of your shoot; we were in a very remote location, at a very early start time in the middle of the forest! He handled everything with the utmost professionalism and with the best energy and a huge smile on his face! I also asked for a few pictures early so I could gift them to my grandmother and he sent them within the hour!!!!!

Mauricio is the type of person to listen to your vision and make that a reality in a way that you didn’t think was possible. We are very awkward people by nature, but Mauricio immediately put us at ease and guided us through all the poses with patience and understanding. He even gave us a crash course in posing before we started which was extremely helpful. Not only is he a professional, but he makes you feel like you are too! We felt like models in a photoshoot, which is saying a lot from people who usually only take selfies. He is also fully bilingual which was great since I speak Spanish but my husband only speaks English. I didn’t need to translate at all which took some of the workload off me!

Mauricio and his team hiked approx 2 km in the forest to make our vision a reality and we could not be more grateful!!!!!!! I could’ve never imagined the pure MAGIC that resulted from his technique and eye for composition. This is not someone who relies on filters or edits; he fully understands what needs to be done to obtain the pictures of your dreams!

In short, Mauricio is the photographer you have been looking for. He will surpass your every expectation and you will make unforgettable memories!!!!!
Lal Sent on 06/13/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best photographer/team you will ever work with

Working with Mauricio was such a pleasure!

When we did our wedding at Hotel Villa Caletas, the venue recommended Mauricio, and we are so glad they did so. Mauricio impressed us many times during the entire wedding process, from the planning beforehand, the day of the wedding, and the editing process afterwards.

Before the wedding, Mauricio had multiple zoom meetings with us, where he took a lot of time to get to know us and what we wanted from his services. Some of the questions he asked us during the initial interview were very deep and thought provoking, which was impressive. The nights before the wedding he made sure to zoom with us again and go over all the details and schedule of the wedding day so we would be on the same page. He really helped take a lot of that stress off our shoulders.

The day of the wedding, Mauricio and his team were nothing but spectacular. There were so many different aspects of the wedding that the team got great photos of. They really captured the preparation with the wedding party, individual portraits of bridesmaids and groomsmen, family photos, the ceremony (of course), speeches, the dinner, and the wild afterparty. The photos were so candid and well captured that we could actually hear the volume through the photos.
One aspect of Mauricio's skill as a photographer on the wedding day which really stood out was his ability to improvise. The wedding did not go exactly as planned: bridal party preparation took longer than expected, certain locations which we had planned for photos had to be moved, but every time something changed, Mauricio and his team adapted and got it done without coming off as stressed or stressing us.

After the wedding, Mauricio was very communicative about the editing process and timelines to get us our photos. He was able to send us a few key photos very soon after the wedding which was nice to have as an appetizer. After a few months he delivered the photos to us and we were SO happy with his work! We're not professional photographers so we can't speak to the composition, but there was a healthy blend of dramatic, artistic photos as well as natural, candid photos. Every single one of our friends and family who we have shown the photos too have said over and over again what an amazing photographer he was and how they looked like vogue shoots.

Mauricio and his team were beyond impressive, and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone. We feel so absolutely lucky to have been able to work with him, and have our wedding captured in these memories so beautifully.
Connie L. Sent on 09/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

What an amazing experience!

Mauricio and his team were so talented and skilled at doing what they do best! I am so blessed to have one of the most important moments in my life captured into incredible memories. The photos are breathtaking! I would highly recommend Mauricio, he was very communicative with my fiance while planning this special week.
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